Why are we fascinated by the night sky? With this single question Patrick Moore sets out on a journey of exploration which takes the listener to the edge of the universe and back. Was ever a man more engaged and associated with his subject matter than Patrick Moore? He has become synonymous with astronomy, and we have grown up over the last 50 years with his name and voice becoming comfortingly familiar. His TV programme The Sky at Night is the longest running TV show in the world. In 2007 it celebrated 50 years of broadcasting. He has had countless guests in that time, including recently, astronomy enthusiast Brian May the guitarist in Queen. It is safe to say that he has become a much loved figure and a national icon. His appearance and his distinctive voice have become entwined in our national culture. Appearances in such shows as Have I got News For You, Dr Who and the Morecambe and Wise Show have added to his appeal beyond fans of astronomy. And surely he is Britain’s best known xylophone player? This marvellous recording is no dry science lesson. His enthusiasm for his subject is positively infectious. Aimed principally at the newcomer to astronomy, he makes even the most extraordinary concepts comprehensible. This is a wonderful companion to the night sky. As is the man himself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rbet/000001/bk_rbet_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There once was a man named Bluff who thought himself great at all stuff.... Mr. Kind uses lyrical rhyme to weave the tale of the once pompous Bluff who steals fun only to be brought down by the virtuous message delivered via a contest with a cryptic stranger and the light words of an earth angel, thus allowing the children to play and laugh again. These are the stories that last for generations. The audiobook incorporates an original score and sound effects track by Patrick Cooke. Mr. Kind Stories are a YouthWide jubilation in association with Prove Nothing. "A fun, unusual...story, that teaches people a valuable lesson: We can think we are really good at something, but that does not allow us to make other people feel bad. This is a good book to teach people to be kinder to others." (Reader Views) "In this series opener, Kind provides a valuable lesson to readers. The story...brings to mind folk tales from the American South." (Kirkus Reviews) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mr. Kind. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/147340/bk_acx0_147340_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From a bright new talent, a witty, moving, and inspirational coming-of-age debut novel set in 1970s Brooklyn about a teenager and his abusive father, whose obsession with broken down vintage cars careens wildly out of control.Nicky Flynn is coming of age in 1970s Brooklyn, riding into his sophomore year at St. Michaels, the last hurrah of the diocesan school system. A budding young actor, Nicky is at once sensitive, resilient, exasperated, and keenly observant - especially when it comes to his father, Patrick. Undeniably enigmatic and coasting on vanity, charm, and desperation, “Himself”, as Nicky calls his father, is given to picking up old car junkers for cheap at NYPD auctions - each sputtering, tail-finned treasure subsidized by poker games.To Patrick, these chrome glamour tanks are his obsessions, repairable reminders of the past when he was young, and everything seemed new and gleaming and possible - before he had a family. For Nicky, each one is a milestone. Whether it’s a harrowing joy ride or a driving lesson, they’re unforgettable markers on his path toward an unpredictable future. But as Patrick’s compulsions slide into alcoholism and abuse, Nicky, his mother, and his sisters brace themselves for an inevitable sharp turn in their addled lives.Narrated with humor and a rueful awareness, Car Trouble is an exhilarating novel about acceptance, regret, compassion, and finding your authentic adult self amid the rubble and rumble of growing up. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlie Thurston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007892/bk_harp_007892_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Benedict left home, it was maybe the first time he'd stood up to his family. It was also meant to be the last. "No contact," he said. "I'm disinvesting." In all honesty, they weren't sorry to see him go. Ben had never had their talent, never had the family spark. When you run a city - especially the way the Macallans ran theirs - the last thing you need is a reluctant passenger. But suddenly Ben's learning a lot, far more than his university course could ever teach him. And as his family starts to die one by one - vicious, gruesome, horrible deaths - the chief lesson is that you can't turn your back on blood. There's someone in the city with as much talent as the Macallans, and Ben's connected after all. It's there in his body, it's in his veins; and be it thick or thin, be it still pumping or leaking out, blood is very much darker than water.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014586/bk_adbl_014586_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Time Bandit Solution won the 2015 Axiom Business Book Award for operations management, lean, and continuous improvement by Independent Publisher, which honors books that help the business community understand changing trends and technologies and point out opportunities in our complicated new economy. You may not realize you are at the mercy of time bandits - people who steal your precious time, not with malice or intention but with crippling effect on your own pursuits. They steal 40 to 60 percent of your time. And because your worst time bandits are probably your family, colleagues, clients, bosses, and friends, we can't just say no - we would risk offending them or, worse, losing clients or getting fired. Thus The Time Bandit Solution is a step-by-step lesson on how to recover stolen time you never knew you had. It is designed to teach you the arts and skills for graciously negotiating with the Time Bandits to prevent interruptions from sapping your productivity and satisfaction. The Time Bandit Solution also explains how the damage they cause lingers well beyond the interruption itself, how the stress of interruptions subtracts joy from your most important endeavors, and how to redeploy the time you recover. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Patrick Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gren/000028/bk_gren_000028_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gather an escort. Acquire a dragon hoard. Build an empire...Steven Drokharis knew that embracing his destiny as one of the most powerful Dragonsouls to ever live would be difficult, but he had no idea that he’d be pushed to his very limits.Ten days after rescuing Aria and ending the life of an insane Dragonskin, Steven and his escort find themselves going toe-to-toe with Rhaegen Mulk - the deadly Dragonsoul responsible for the death of Steven’s parents. And Rhaegen Mulk doesn’t fight fair. He will pull out all the stops to end Steven before he can grow his escort and establish a primacy of his own. If Steven is going to win, he’ll need to level up his skills as a Dragonsoul, discover the next volume of forbidden Drokharis magic, and make friends with an ancient, half-mad Dragonsoul, who may be even more dangerous than Mulk.Now it’s time to hit back. Hard. Mulk and his lackeys are about to learn an important lesson: Steven doesn’t fight fair either....Disclaimer: Cheyenne Magic (American Dragons series, Book 2) is a plup, shoot-em-up, action adventure, urban fantasy novel which is not intended for fans under the age of 18. This novel contains swearing, violence, and a harem of beautiful shapeshifting women that the hero regularly sleeps with - and he does so gladly. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137770/bk_acx0_137770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in and interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Its authority and stature are routinely invoked by voices from every point on the political spectrum, with frequent references to the Founding Fathers and their true "intent." What really was their true intent? As these 12 surprising lectures show, many of those Founding Fathers - including Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry - were highly critical of the new Constitution and staunchly opposed it when it was first put forth for ratification by the states as a replacement for the Articles of Confederation. The debate over the Constitution raged for the better part of two years, and beneath its rhetorical flourishes lay not only the longest and most profound civic argument in our nation's history, but also a civics lesson that deserves to endure for all time. It was an argument that would result not only in the ratification of the Constitution, but also in what that Constitution would become. Professor Pangle takes you into this debate. You'll see which Founders opposed the new Constitution, which Founders led the battle for it, and how both sides helped define the result. In an era when contemporary arguments on the national stage so often mirror the same conflicts debated by the Founders, our own reenactment of that original debate can enrich our ability to be active and participating citizens. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas L. Pangle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000112/bk_tcco_000112_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn German with Stories(Narrated by a native German speaker for an authentic and unique learning experience!)Learning a new language can be extremely difficult. Especially one that seems so challenging. With its complex grammar rules and strange sounds, it can discourage anyone willing to give the German language a try. On top of that, today’s society has made tight schedules a part of everyone’s lives. Taking a German class might just not be possible for some of us.Still, there’s no need to worry! In my opinion, the best way to learn any language is by reading or listening to stories. This book offers you exactly that. A modern, structured and fun approach where you can take your German speaking skills to a higher level. The German language has become extremely valued in the modern era. Being able to have a conversation in German can earn you a lot of praise and really set you apart from the rest of the crowd.Inside this book you can find: 12 unique German short stories each linked to one anotherRelatable characters and fun adventuresCommon words you can actually use in your day-to-day lifeA German-English vocabulary after each storyShort questions for an improved text-comprehensionAn entire chapter dedicated to phrases and expression you can use in various everyday situationsA secret lesson after each story witch you can use to improve your lifeEvery skill takes time to master, learning German is no exception. However, you can reduce the learning curve by taking the right approach. By immersing yourself in these stories you not only get more familiarised with common German expressions, but you also get priceless value from the inspiring life lessons hidden in each story. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Khatrao. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/149587/bk_acx0_149587_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this sexy collection filled with hot lesbian sex, you'll find first time lesbian sex, lesbian seduction, lesbian bondage, lesbian revenge sex, college lesbian sex, and office lesbian sex. The common thread that runs through every story is the lust between horny women. In the mood for some lesbian seduction? Click now and this collection can be yours in seconds. Warning: This audiobook contains very explicit descriptions of sexual activity and includes first lesbian sex, lesbian seduction, lesbian bondage, lesbian revenge sex, college lesbian sex, office lesbian sex, and more. Only mature adults who won't find that offensive should listen to this collection. Narrators also include Rebecca Wolfe, Kelly Morgan, Ruby Rivers, and Concha di Pastoro. Here are the stories! 1. "My Roommate's Tongue: My First Lesbian Experience at College", by Ellie North 2. "Housewives on Vacation: Hot First Time Lesbian Sex between Friends", by Lora Lane 3. "My Life Lesson in the Classroom: First Lesbian Encounter with the Professor", by Kaylee Jones 4. "Workplace Arrangement: First Time Lesbian Sex with the Boss", by Sofia Miller 5. "Emma's Story: My First lesbian Lover", by Riley Davis 6. "My Notebook of Revenge: Lesbian Revenge Sex with My Ex's Girlfriend", by Ellie North 7. "Frankie The I.T. Girl: Hot First Time Lesbian Sex at the Office", by Lora Lane 8. "Office Party with a Twist: Lesbian Sex with the Boss", by Kaylee Jones 9. "My Doctor's Skilled Hands: First Time Lesbian Bondage", by Sofia Miller 10. "Not Just Another Wedding: Lesbian Seduction at my Best Friend's Wedding", by Riley Davis 1. Language: English. Narrator: Veronica Holly, Rebecca Wolfe, Adria Snyder, Yvonne Syn, Marie Smith, Tonya Patrick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081245/bk_acx0_081245_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.